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Walgreen Co (NYSE: WAG) reported a drop in its fiscal first-quarter profit.

Walgreen's quarterly profit declined to $413 million, or $0.43 per share, versus $554 million, or $0.63 per share, in the year-earlier period. Its adjusted profit came in at $0.58 per share.

Its net sales dropped 4.6% to $17.32 billion, versus $18.16 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.70 per share on sales of $17.43 billion.

Walgreen shares dropped 2.37% to $36.66 in pre-market trading.

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